Webinar: “How To Go Viral Like A Journalist”

Ever wonder how BuzzFeed finds funny, heartwarming, or enraging viral news before everyone else? The next in our series of professional development webinars will look at how to track down content on social media, how to find the best tools that do the work for you, and how to make sure you’re not falling for a […]

Posted on February 21, 2017 at 9:31 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Pain and possibilities abound for journalists in the digital age

NASH 79 features several female journalists sharing stories of abuse on social media By Steve Cornwell As the print-heavy side of newspaper industry continues to shed jobs and shut down newsrooms, conversations about how journalism will look and survive in an increasingly digital age are thriving. At the Canadian University Press’s national student journalism conference […]

Posted on January 13, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

Member survey: What social media training do you need?

CMG Freelance is planning a day-long social media workshop in Vancouver with Katt Stearns, recipient of the 2015 Canadian Digital Marketer of the Year Award. Katt can help you focus your social media energies in the most efficient way possible. But we want to know what you really need help with the most…and if you’d come to our workshop in March! […]

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Social media webinar for members October 27th

Need to improve your social media skills? CMG Freelance and CWA Canada Associate Members are invited to a free webinar led by Elamin Abdelmahmoud, the social media editor at Buzzfeed Canada. Register here for the workshop, which is scheduled for Thursday, October 27th from 6 to 7 p.m. ET. After you register, you’ll be sent […]

Posted on October 19, 2016 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

7 Must-Have Social Media Tools for Freelance Writers

by Miranda Miller   In my column on growing your freelance business in 2015, one of my “must-haves” for you this year was a beefed-up social media presence. So… how’s that going for you? Here are some of my favourite social media tools to help you on your way. See, we only have so many […]

Posted on July 14, 2015 at 11:09 am by editor · 2 Comments · Tagged with: , ,

5 tips to maximize your Twitter potential

by Amber Richardson   In the Information Age, it is near impossible to sell yourself (and your work) without using a multi-platform approach. While your story may have warranted a large headline on the front cover of a national paper, chances are it’s not far-reaching unless you promote it via social media. Ashley Ramirez, an […]

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:05 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Social Media tips for writers from the Freelancer’s Toolbox

  Social media can be a real productivity destroyer, but Rebecca Coleman says that freelancers just need to learn how to use it well in order to reap its many benefits. At the Freelancer’s Toolbox seminar in Vancouver earlier this month, Coleman — a blogger, teacher and freelance PR specialist — said that writers should be using social networks in three […]

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 9:05 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Social Media Tips from the Freelance Survival Seminar

The Internet changed things in a big way for publishers. Magazines and newspapers are still struggling to adapt to the evolving publishing landscape. Freelancers, meanwhile, have a whole array of new tools at their disposal. The social media session at last month’s CMG Freelance Survival Series gave an overview of the best platforms for freelancers and offered […]

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 9:07 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Google+ for writers

So I’ve been thinking a lot about Google+ lately. I’m not happy about this. It’s a site I’ve been trying to ignore for two years now. I mean I’m barely keeping up with Twitter, and my LinkedIn page is a poor, stunted thing. Do I really need another social media site to neglect? But last […]

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 9:10 am by Rachel · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

The Born Freelancer Looks Into Marketing

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer shares personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? Your input is welcome in the comments.   It’s one of those ubiquitous buzz words every freelancer will encounter sooner or later – marketing. You read a lot of unsolicited advice about it […]

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 9:15 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,